Born in Scotland and educated in England, Julia began her musical studies at Trinity College of Music, London and in her final year joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, soon becoming one of the youngest principal sopranos in the history of the company. On leaving D'Oyly Carte Julia was invited to join the world-famous Old Vic Theatre Company for a six-month season. Her operatic performances include Micaela in Carmen, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Norina in Don Pasquale, and Marguerite in Gounod's Faust.
Her vocal versatility then led her to musical theatre where she performed the roles of Josepha in the White Horse Inn, Golde in Fiddler On The Roof, Madame Dubonnet in The Boy Friend and the national tour of Evita.
Julia's career has taken her around the world including performances on the QEII and the Canberra, nationwide tours of the USa and Canada, TV and radio broadcasts and numerous recordings for Decca.